Daily news roundups

News roundup: U.S. U-20 beats France, Union vs. Red Bulls previews, Women’s World Cup hype

Philadelphia Union

Sons of Ben did a dress rehearsal before they burn Red Bull for real this weekend.

About that promo video of a YouTube celebrity beating up a red car.

Philly Sports Network and the MLS website both preview Saturday’s game.

Marco Fabián ruled out of Mexico Gold Cup squad.

New episode is out of It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Joe Tansey is the guest.


Penn Fusion has a double-header tonight.


Union alum John McCarthy made the Team of the Week.


The MLS Players Association has taken back control over the players’ group licensing rights from the league.

Orlando City‘s stadium to be called Exploria.

Women’s World Cup

The Washington Post has the schedule and standings. And here are the broadcaster assignments, if you’re like me and want to check out when JP Dellacamera is on the mike.

Can Canada win it?

How Bob Marley’s daughter saved Jamaican soccer.

Carli Lloyd is set to exceed expectations.

The Dutch team reached an agreement for equal pay.

Kathryn Nesbitt, an MLS assistant referee since 2015, is one of three U.S. officials chosen to call games in France.

Around the globe

U.S. stunned France, 3-2, with second-half comeback to advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals. Mark McKenzie came on pretty late.

French President Macron pissed off UEFA at a FIFA reception by denouncing a proposal to transform the Champions League into a largely closed competition.

Louis van Gaal thinks Wayne Rooney “was over the hill” when he coached him at Manchester United.

British soccer fans arrested for assault, theft and masturbating in public.

In defending himself against a rape accusation, Neymar could wind up in even more legal trouble.

Also over at Sports Illustrated, the reality of “The Soccer War” between El Salvador and Honduras.

Highlight of the day


  1. pragmatist says:

    I didn’t see this piece listed, but I assume there will be an article on here later today after the press conference:
    Bringing soccer back to Chester Upland School District. JV, Varsity, Middle School, girls and boys.
    This is awesome. Completely awesome. And something that should make the club and fans of the club very proud.

  2. John O'Donnell says:

    The USMNT U-20 game yesterday was so much fun to watch. It was amazing how two subs changed a game around so quickly. Good stuff!

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